Date of Degree Completion
Master of Science (MS)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
The purpose of this study was to examine if self-compassion and mindfulness predict wellbeing in counselors-in-training. The sample was made up of counselors-in-training from CACREP accredited programs in the WACES region of the United States (N=45). Data was collected from three scales including the Self-Compassion Scale, Five Facet Mindfulness Scale and the Psychological Wellbeing Scale. To analyze the data, a simultaneous regression was used to determine if self-compassion and mindfulness significantly predicted wellbeing in counselors-in-training. The results showed that self-compassion and mindfulness was positively correlated with wellbeing and significantly predicted 64.9% of the variance in wellbeing for counselors-in-training. The results also indicated that self-compassion alone was consistently the strongest predictive factor.
Fairbanks, Lea, "Self-Compassion, Mindfulness and Wellbeing in Counselors-in-Training" (2016). All Master's Theses. 380.